Saturday, April 30, 2016 – New York, NY – Adorable cats and kittens were in search of forever families today at a special cat adoption event in honor of the first National Tabby Day. The event, hosted by the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals, Bideawee, and Triumph Books, took place at Bideawee in Manhattan.
The event featured a book launch, sale, and signing by author Sandy Robins and photographer Paul Smulson in celebration of their new book, Making the Most of All Nine Lives: The Extraordinary Life of Buffy the Cat (Triumph Books), a series of adorable photographs and captions detailing the life of the famous feline Buffy. The book documents Buffy as he trades hairballs for golf balls, scratching posts for the Evening Post and meowing a yawn for mowing the lawn. A portion of the book sales will benefit Bideawee. Anyone who adopted a cat or kitten from Bideawee today received a signed copy of the book, a photo op with their new furry family member taken by Paul Smulson, and a cat-owner starter kit provided by the event’s sponsors.“We are thrilled to be celebrating National Tabby Day, the adoption of homeless cats and kittens, and a book that brings to life a four-legged friend. We thank our partners Bideawee, Triumph Books, Sandy Robins, and Paul Smulson, as well as those who came out to adopt, for making this important and fun day a success,” said Jane Hoffman, President of the Alliance.
Dolores Swirin-Yao, President of Bideawee, added, “Promoting the adoption of homeless animals in NYC is so important to us, and we are proud to be celebrating National Tabby Day.”
Robins said, “I hope that our book brings to life cats in a way that encourages New Yorkers to find homes for homeless cats and kittens.”
National Tabby Day is sponsored by the industry’s finest feline staples. Gold-level event sponsors included Worldwise’s SmartyKat and Petlinks lines; Lucy Pet Foundation; Merrick Pet Care’s Purrfect Bistro line; Loving Pets’ Bella line; Petmate; and the Algonquin Hotel. Silver-level event sponsors include Clean Healthy Bowls; PetSafe; Wellness Pet Food; and Perrigo Animal Health.
About the Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals®
The Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals® is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity that works with more than 150 partner rescue groups and shelters to offer important programs and services that save the lives of NYC’s homeless animals. We are supported entirely by donations from foundations, corporations, and individuals and receive no government funding. Since our founding in 2003, we have remained committed to transforming New York City into a community where no dogs or cats of reasonable health and temperament will be killed merely because they do not have homes. www.AnimalAllianceNYC.org
Bideawee, which means “stay awhile,” in Scottish, is one of the country’s oldest and most respected animal welfare and pet adoption organizations. Founded in 1903, Bideawee has been cultivating and supporting the lifelong relationships between pets and the people that love them for more than 100 years. Bideawee provides an array of high touch services including adoption centers, animal hospitals, pet therapy programs, and pet memorial parks that serve pets and pet lovers on their lifelong journey together. Bideawee is a not-for-profit 501(c) 3 humane animal organization and 100% of Bideawee’s funding comes from private sources. Bideawee operates one facility in New York City and two on Long Island, one in Wantagh, and one in Westhampton. www.bideawee.org
Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals
Blaine Bilal, LAK Public Relations, Inc.
Phone: (212) 575-4545